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France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist symbol (eagle), wings outstretched, holding stylus case in beak stands facing Evangelist John, nimbed. He is seated, writing with stylus in right hand on scroll on his lap.
Scene on island with rocky outcrop, with walled city on shore in background, and ships in water.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by magpie and peacock.

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